Dear Members, Community Partners and the Marpole Neghbourhood,
It is with great sadness that we must close the doors at Marpole Place Neighbourhood House. Marpole Oakridge Area Council Society (MOACS) will still exist as a registered society; however, due to finances we are unable to offer our regular programs or services past November 14th, 2014 with the exception of the Food & Art Sharing Project event on November 22nd and the Flu Clinic toward the end of November. The Holly Tea, scheduled for December 6th from 11am-4pm will continue on as a community event (not a MOACS event).
We regret to say that MOACS has not been sustainable as an organization for many years, and has only stayed open this long thanks to the dedication of staff and volunteers and community partners. As discussed at the last AGM in June, a confluence of events - starting with the loss of the Adult Day Centre in 2008 and culminating with the flood last December - has exhausted our financial resources. Despite the immense efforts by staff and volunteers and community partners we must close by November 14th in order to meet our financial obligations. We owe a deep debt of gratitude to the staff, volunteers, community partners and members of Marpole Place Neighbourhood House. Our staff worked tirelessly and with great integrity, under increasingly challenging circumstances, to continue to provide services for our community. We have been very fortunate to have so many volunteers who have devoted countless hours to Marpole Place events and programs. It is the time, energy and passion of those involved with Marpole Place that has sustained the organization for so long and made it such a welcoming hub in the community.
It is important to note that MOACS is not being dissolved at this point, but rather programs and operations are being ceased. There will be an AGM in the summer of 2015 to discuss the future of the society. We encourage all members to attend and to bring ideas.
This is a difficult and emotional time for members, volunteers and staff alike, and we know many will have questions. You can contact the board directly by email at MOACS.BOD@gmail.com or by telephone at 778-828-9069
MOACS Board of Directors Farida Barber, Patsi Longsmire, Jeff Tobin and Jillian Kratzer
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